"It is not the end of Dhoni in T20Is", chief selector MSK Prasad was quoted as saying.
On Friday, the BCCI excluded Dhoni from the T20I squads to play against the Windies and Australia with youngster Rishabh Pant set to take the gloves. A veteran of 93 global T20 matches, Dhoni has 1,487 runs in the format at a strike rate of 127.09. In that time, he's made 1487 runs at a strke-rate of 127, alongside 54 catches and 33 stumpings.
Since 2016, Kohli averages an incredible 97.10 while chasing, having scored 1845 runs in 28 innings. He will also lead the side in the three T20 matches against Australia. All-rounder Hardik Pandya who sustained an injury during the Asia Cup has not been inducted in the team. "As of now, he won't be ready till November 15". Definitely, we have to take the wins and losses in our way.
India captain Virat Kohli revealed it is "embarrassing" for him to keep talking about his machine-like consistency after the team's 43-run defeat to the West Indies in the third ODI of the ongoing five-match series in Pune on Saturday.
There is no stopping run-machine Virat Kohli.
India have also called up Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer into their squads for both series.
The player once dubbed "Captain Cool" retired from Tests in 2014 and then relinquished the limited-overs captaincy in 2017. It was a performance that earned him a man of the match award.
Other significant announcements include the addition of Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar for the six T20Is.
India brought back fast-bowling reinforcements in the form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah - who were rested for the first two ODIs - while Khaleel Ahmed returned to the side. In the second match, West Indies came very to close to beat India but ended the match with a tie.